Past Perfect Tense – Detailed Expression

Past Perfect Tense indicates a past action which is completed before another past action.

Past Perfect Tense – Detailed Expression


Past Perfect Tense - Detailed Expression


POSITIVE (+)NEGATIVE (-)QUESTION (?)
I had startedI had not startedHad I started
You had startedYou had not startedHad you started
He had startedHe had not startedHad he started
She had startedShe had not startedHad she started
It had startedIt had not startedHad it started
We had startedWe had not startedHad we started
You had startedYou had not startedHad you started
They had startedThey had not startedHad they started




Past Perfect Tense - Detailed Expression


Positive Sentences

  • I went there after I had completedthe task.
  • She had comelate to the school.
  • My father and mother had been married for two years when I was born.
  • Until he went to England, he had never spoken English.
  • If you had studied hard last year, he would have passed all his exams.

Negative Sentences

  • had not completed the task.
  • She had not come late to the school.
  • They  had not been married when I was born.
  • Until he went to England, he had not spoken English.
  • You had not  studied hard.

Question Sentences

  • Had you completedthe task?
  • Had she come late to the school?
  • Had they been married when I was born?
  • Had he spoken English until he went to England?
  • Had she done her homework?
  • Had he lived in Florida?